California’s pending home sales dipped in July, as did the share of distressed property sales. The California Association of Realtors says 44.5 percent of home sales contracts last month involved distressed properties. That’s down from both the previous month and a year earlier. Short sales made up 17.5 percent of total sales. The state’s Realtors have sent letters to the largest lenders with ideas on how the process can be improved and calling for their immediate attention. Article Feed